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MSSA Staff and Board Members


 


 

MSSA Staff and Coaches

 

Executive Director - Elizabeth Williamson-Derraugh

Provincial Coach and Technical Consultant: Tyler Williamson-Derraugh

Coaching Experience

- Manitoba Provincial Speed Skating Coach and Technical Director 2015 – Present

- Certified level 3 Comp. Dev or (Level 3)

- Represented Canada as a Development coach at 2017 Jr. World LT Championships

- Represented Canada as Assistant coach at 2018 Jr. World LT Championships

- Qualified athletes to 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Jr. World LT Championship Teams

o 4 Medals achieved

- 2018 Canada Winter Games Coach, which accounted for 8 total medals, 7 Gold & 1 Silver

- 2x Nominee and Finalist of the Sport Manitoba Impact Award Coaching Award

Skating Experience

- 2009 and 2010 Canadian Short Track Next-Gen Team

- 2009 FISU (University Games) Short Track Team – 1500m 6th Place, Relay Silver Medal

- 2010 World Sprint Championships Long Track – 17th

- 2010 – 2015 National Long Track Speed Skating Team

- 2013 World Sprint Championships Long Track – 14th

- 2013 World Single Distance Championships – 1000m (18th)

- 2014 World Sprint Championships Long Track – 13th

- 2015 World Single Distance Championships – Mass Start 7th

- Competed in over 20 World Cups

o 4 top 5 Finishes in the 1000m Distance at the ISU World Cup

o 4th place Finish in the Mass Start at the ISU World Cup

o Top 20 Finishes in the 500m and 1500m distance at the ISU World Cup

- 2013 Canadian National Champion in the 1000m

- 2x Canadian National Champion in the Mass Start

Work Experience

- Began working and apprenticeship with Scott Van Horne in 2005 at VH Footwear

- Skate Designer, Developer & Manufacturer from 2005 to current with VH, MLX & TRUE (Current). Developing custom Short Track Speed Skates, Long Track Speed Skates, Hockey Skates, & Figure Skates

Education

- BA in Law and Society from the University of Calgary

 

Provincial Coach - William Dutton

MSSA High Performance Director and PT Coaching Assistant: Scott Van Horne


Credentials:
-Certified level 3 coach (Comp-Dev) in speed skating, with over 10 years of coaching experience.
-Bachelors Degree of Science
-Masters Degree of Science - main study was the biomechanics of the skating push
-Published in the International Journal of Biomechanics - "Analysis of Klap Skate Hinge Position with Respect to Skating Push Mechanics."
-Presented at numerous International Biomechanics conferences on the topic of skating push mechanics 
-28 years experience designing and crafting custom made speed skate boots worn by many of the best speed skaters in the World
Sport Experience:
-Won multiple Canadian and North American titles in both short track and long track through the T2T equivalent age class years. 
-Won the Canada Cup Long Track Circuit and qualified for the Canadian National Long Track Team as a first year senior skater.
-Skated on the Canadian Development Team for the next 2 years before retiring from the sport.
Coaching Experience and Accolades:
- 2019 National Coaching Excellence Award - Awarded by Speed Skating Canada 
- Coached/Managed at Canada Winter Games
- Coached at many regional and national competition for both short track and long track

 

Development Team Coach - Aaron Carter


 

MSSA Board of Directors

 


President - Malcolm Scott
Secretary - Heather Smart
​VP High Performance - Scott Van Horne
​VP Officials - Chris Ganas
VP Competitions - Trent Simpson
​VP Finance - Tracy Leipsic
VP Coaching - Gabrielle Williamson-Derraugh

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